THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARH 1, 1064
cir m 'V. MARCH 1. 1964
THE MICHIGAN 'DAILY
PAGE TEN TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 1964
FOUR FOR THE
PRICE OF THREE!
Brand New Apt.
Wall to wall carpeting
for 3 months
overlooking S. Univ.
Loads for Little!
Roomy apartment for 3:
Living room, Kitchen, 2
bedrooms asd bath. Private
porch for summer fun.
Equipped for air-condition-
ing. Loads of storage space.
All utilities paid. Close to
Bus. Ad. and Law Schools.
Available June 1. Summer
5- MAN APT.
2 Story, 2 Baths,
$60 per month
Good for married
available after May 17
SStudents Pose Housing Dii
Sublet or June
lease. Less than
man per month.
By RAYMOND HOLTON
University students are the fun-,
damental cause of the recent surge
in apartment building in Ann Ar-
In turn, the extensive apartment
building and multiple family hous-
ing unit construction, are the fun-
danental causes for concern
among city council and planners.
City planners and council mem-
bers are trying to approach some
sort of zoning philosophy for the
outskirts of town to accommodate
the demand for multiple family
City Planning Director Robert
M. Leary said that the problem
conceai5 an "area of incompati-
Thisyproblem arises in the out-
lying districts when there is a pro-
posal for a zone change for mul-
tiple family dwelling in a predom-
inantly single-family district.
This problem does not have any
direct effect on the University's
central campus area which is al-
ready zoned for multiple family
However, the problems which do
confront the University student
population can be listed in two
1) The availability of centrally-
located housing, for all students,.
disregarding their race, color or
religion which often influences a
landlord's decision as to whether
or not he will rent to a particular
2) The availability of housing
for graduate and married students
who have families and cannot af-
ford higher rents of near-campus
city officials are doing their
best to cope with the problem. As
a result. city council, about two
months ago called a moratorium
on zoning requests put before it by
investors seeking to profit from
the current demand for multiple
family housing and apartments.
Pressures arise from various
sectors of the urban community.
Residents protesting multiple
family zoning are applying pres-
sure by presenting a "sea of faces"
at council meetings.
Meanwhile, realtors and con-
1 Bedroom Apt.
* 1 block from campus
9 Air Conditioned
" Wall towall
* Electric Kitchen
* Washer and Dryer
0 Beautifully Furnished
3 Girls Share
2 Bedroom Apartment
at meal times
I DREAMED I WAS A
ROMAN EMPEROR IN
MY FORVM APARTMENT
The typical apartment dweller finds
a snkful of greasy dishes after
classes. He puts them out of his
mind, contemplating perhaps an
hour of quiet study when the paper-
thin walls start reverberating with
a violence that can be produced only
by a hi-fi. Retiring to the library
with a study date, he gets in a
couple hours of studying, and then
hopefully asks her back to the apart-
ment "for a snack or something."
She accepts, hoping it's a nice place.
What does she see? Worn out throw
rugs, patches and cracks in the
walls, five different styles of furni-
ture, and, yes, those greasy dishes!
Students, end this nightmare and
make your dream come true at Apt.
E of the Forvm this summer. Less
than one year old, it is a corner
penthouse with two large bedrooms
and bath upstairs, wall to wall car-
peting, foot - thick cement block
walls to minimize noise, Danish
modern furnishings, dishwasher, dis-
posal, large refrigerator, electric
range, half bath downstairs, bal-
cony, one block from Bus. Ad. Bldg.,
and AIR CONDITIONED!
INTERESTED? Call one of the five
of us at 665-358.
Modern, 3 man Apt.
The Works ..
4 minutes from Angell Hall
S2 1/ Bed
8-Minute walk from
Ideal for 4 Students
Priced to Rent-Same
as 4-Man Apt.
4 Man, 2 Bedroom Apt.
Full Dining Area
Ceramic Tiled Bath
1 Block from
* Available any time
Special Rent Option if
money advanced by
see it to Believe it
Call NO 2-8168
Call NO 3-3905
5 and 6
tractors are applying an equal but
Council ul1 t i m ately decides
whether it will grant a petition to
builders requesting permits for
multiple family housing. However,
its decisions are not based on its
constituency's protest or pressure
from building concerns alone.
Rather, council must consider
reports and findings of the plan-
ning commission, which attempts
to lay out a city plan containing a,
In the planning commission's
snnual report for last year it re-
ported that nearly all of its time
was used in dealing with multiple
Leary said that the commission,
in making such zoning decisions,
does not control "the technique of
ownership." That is, it makes no
difference to the commission who
the petitioners are or what kind of
ownership set-up it is operating
Council wants to satisfy the in-
terested parties as well as appear
consistent with its own planning
commission in considering mul-
Kelly Newton, a member of the
Ann Arbor Board of Realtors, ex-
plained after council announced
the moratorium how a realtor
views the problem.-
Newton, who is also chairman
of the board's public affairs com-
mittee, said there is a definite de-
mand for multiplefamily housing
units in Ann Arbor.
He added that although realtors
do not have many dealings with
land sales for multiple family
dwellings, "stringency on granting
petitions to these firms has a det-
rimental eftect on the economy of
"Construction projects and the
attraction of new residents con-
tributes handsomely to the city's
economy," he noted.
Since Newton makes contact
with multiple family dwelling in-
vestors, he is able to recognize
some of the problems they face
"There is a substantial -amcunt
of risk involved for the investor
here. True, the units are very
profitable; but there are also a lot
of headaches which accompany
for 2, 3,
the investment," Newton re- fair
Newton added that renting to plac
students involves a short-term hon
lease, whereas more settled ten- hav
ants give-the housing a more se- I-
cure investment. anc
Future Expansion cal
Asked about future expansion of ver
such developments, Newton replied T
that it depends on "the housing not
policies of the University, the zon- sor
ing policies of the city, and, of say
course, the availability of con- pai
struction sites." exc
Newton's work on the public af- in
fairs committee involves learning
the public sentiment about such A
issues as multiple family housing, em
which the committee intends to tho
study. He claims that multiple or
family dwellings are compatible the
with single family residences.
"Whether or not a multiple fai
family unit could lower the value ges
of neighboring single family units orc
depends on the multiple unit's ap- of
pearance," Newton said. hol
Design, Upkeep res
This includes architectural de- tai
sign as well as the maintenance in
of the premises, he added. I
The objections which have been est
raised, concerning traffic and is
school problems, by groups ap- an
pearing at public hearings have lar
little validity, Newton asserted. liv
"Those who rent apartments
usually do not have more than one
automobile per unit and certainly an
do not have as many children as tot
their suburban neighbors," New- bo:
ton claimed. lat
Another problem which must be gr
faced in light of the current hous- an
ing demand is that of discrimina- ph
tion. Since enactment of the city's or
Spacious Living Room,
Call NO 5-2803
4 or less
On Campus .. .
Apts. for 2,
Call NO :
4 Bedrooms (4-6 People)
Dishwasher and Disposal
2 Screened-in Porches
Excellent Campus Location
(1 block So. of E. Quad)
Renting at Reasonable
price for summer
and/or full year
More Holevi, Chris Cohen,
Neil Lurie, Stan Sinowitz
4 Bdrm. House
FOR A JEWEL OF
APARTMENT SURGE--This is one of many of the new apart-
ment buildings springing up around the campus area. The luxury
apartments, renting for $150-$200 monthly, are popular among
University students who buddy-up to defray the high rent. This
type of housing, however, is not practical for the young married
students with families who try to find housing farther out from
central Ann Arbor area.
a new concept in economical
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